Where to store firewood

Should your firewood be above 20% it will need to be stored correctly in order for it to dry out. This is known as seasoning.

Dry logs burn more efficiently than unseasoned green wood and reduce environmental impact. The following videos guides you through the process of storing wood to keep it dry and high quality.

https://woodsure.co.uk/wood-storage-guidance/ – embed video link

However you choose to store your firewood, never stack your firewood next to your stove, chances are it might ignite. There have been a number of instances where firewood stored next to a stove have ignited and resulted in fire damage to properties.

Outdoor Storage

Fire wood is often kept outside to allow it to naturally season, so it may seem natural to store bags of fire wood open to the elements. But when handled incorrectly, even polythene bags can rip and tear. Fire wood stored in poor conditions will re-absorb moisture and deteriorate; eventually the logs may start decomposing.

Bags don’t need to be closely covered as this can lead to sweating

Do not store firewood on moist ground

Do not store bags of firewood open to the elements

Bags should be protected drom direct rain

Ensure firewood is kept off the ground possibally stored on a pallett

Allow air to circulate a pallet will let air flow beneath it

Indoor Storage

Ready to Burn logs are already low in moisture and more readily catch alight. Placing logs or other combustible material too near to heat sources may cause them to ignite

Placing logs or other combustible material too near to heat sources may cause them to ignite

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